TO OVERRIDE VETO OF S. 61. (P. 1861).
This vote was related to S. 61: To protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their vindication..
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“Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Congress uses different words in different sorts of votes.
The U.S. Constitution says that bills should be decided on by the “yeas and nays” (Article I, Section 7). Congress takes this literally and uses “yea” and “nay” when voting on the final passage of bills.
All Senate votes use these words. But the House of Representatives uses “Aye” and “No” in other sorts of votes.
|Yea||MO 4th||I||Kelso, John|
|Yea||MA 5th||R||Alley, John|
|Yea||IA 3rd||R||Allison, William|
|Yea||OH 10th||R||Ashley, James|
|Yea||IL 12th||R||Baker, Jehu|
|Yea||MA 8th||R||Baldwin, John Denison|
|Yea||MA 6th||R||Banks, Nathaniel|
|Yea||PA 17th||R||Barker, Abraham|
|Yea||VT 3rd||R||Baxter, Portus|
|Yea||MI 1st||R||Beaman, Fernando|
|Yea||MO 8th||R||Benjamin, John|
|Yea||CA 3rd||R||Bidwell, John|
|Yea||MA 7th||R||Boutwell, George|
|Yea||CT 3rd||R||Brandegee, Augustus|
|Yea||IL 7th||R||Bromwell, Henry|
|Yea||PA 7th||R||Broomall, John|
|Yea||OH 9th||R||Buckland, Ralph|
|Yea||OH 11th||R||Bundy, Hezekiah|
|Yea||OH 6th||R||Clarke, Reader|
|Yea||KS 1st||R||Clarke, Sidney|
|Yea||WI 3rd||R||Cobb, Amasa|
|Yea||IN 9th||R||Colfax, Schuyler|
|Yea||NY 21st||R||Conkling, Roscoe|
|Yea||IL 6th||R||Cook, Burton|
|Yea||IL 8th||R||Cullom, Shelby|
|Yea||NY 9th||R||Darling, William|
|Yea||NY 23rd||R||Davis, Thomas Treadwell|
|Yea||MA 10th||R||Dawes, Henry|
|Yea||IN 10th||R||Defrees, Joseph|
|Yea||OH 13th||R||Delano, Columbus|
|Yea||CT 1st||R||Deming, Henry|
|Yea||RI 2nd||R||Dixon, Nathan|
|Yea||NY 8th||R||Dodge, William|
|Yea||MN 2nd||R||Donnelly, Ignatius|
|Yea||OH 17th||R||Eckley, Ephraim|
|Yea||OH 1st||R||Eggleston, Benjamin|
|Yea||MA 1st||R||Eliot, Thomas Dawes|
|Yea||IL 2nd||R||Farnsworth, John|
|Yea||IN 4th||R||Farquhar, John Hanson|
|Yea||MI 4th||R||Ferry, Thomas|
|Yea||OH 19th||R||Garfield, James|
|Yea||IA 4th||R||Grinnell, Josiah|
|Yea||NY 15th||R||Griswold, John Augustus|
|Yea||NY 16th||R||Hale, Robert Safford|
|Yea||IL 4th||R||Harding, Abner|
|Yea||NY 28th||R||Hart, Roswell|
|Yea||OH 2nd||R||Hayes, Rutherford|
|Yea||OR 1st||R||Henderson, James|
|Yea||CA 2nd||R||Higby, William|
|Yea||IN 3rd||R||Hill, Ralph|
|Yea||NY 22nd||R||Holmes, Sidney|
|Yea||MA 4th||R||Hooper, Samuel|
|Yea||NY 26th||R||Hotchkiss, Giles|
|Yea||IA 6th||R||Hubbard, Asahel|
|Yea||CT 4th||R||Hubbard, John|
|Yea||OH 8th||R||Hubbell, James|
|Yea||NY 17th||R||Hulburd, Calvin|
|Yea||NY 3rd||R||Humphrey, James|
|Yea||IL 5th||R||Ingersoll, Ebon|
|Yea||RI 1st||R||Jenckes, Thomas|
|Yea||IA 5th||R||Kasson, John|
|Yea||PA 4th||R||Kelley, William|
|Yea||NY 12th||R||Ketcham, John Henry|
|Yea||NY 20th||R||Laflin, Addison|
|Yea||PA 24th||R||Lawrence, George Van Eman|
|Yea||OH 4th||R||Lawrence, William|
|Yea||MO 7th||R||Loan, Benjamin|
|Yea||MI 3rd||R||Longyear, John|
|Yea||ME 1st||R||Lynch, John|
|Yea||NH 1st||R||Marston, Gilman|
|Yea||NY 18th||R||Marvin, James|
|Yea||MO 5th||R||McClurg, Joseph|
|Yea||WI 6th||R||McIndoe, Walter|
|Yea||CA 1st||R||McRuer, Donald|
|Yea||PA 13th||R||Mercur, Ulysses|
|Yea||PA 14th||R||Miller, George Funston|
|Yea||PA 22nd||R||Moorhead, James|
|Yea||VT 2nd||R||Morrill, Justin|
|Yea||NY 25th||R||Morris, Daniel|
|Yea||PA 3rd||R||Myers, Leonard|
|Yea||NJ 2nd||R||Newell, William|
|Yea||IN 8th||R||Orth, Godlove|
|Yea||PA 2nd||R||O’Neill, Charles|
|Yea||WI 1st||R||Paine, Halbert|
|Yea||NH 3rd||R||Patterson, James Willis|
|Yea||ME 2nd||R||Perham, Sidney|
|Yea||ME 5th||R||Pike, Frederick|
|Yea||OH 15th||R||Plants, Tobias|
|Yea||NY 24th||R||Pomeroy, Theodore|
|Yea||IA 2nd||R||Price, Hiram|
|Yea||MA 3rd||R||Rice, Alexander|
|Yea||ME 4th||R||Rice, John Hovey|
|Yea||NH 2nd||R||Rollins, Edward|
|Yea||WI 5th||R||Sawyer, Philetus|
|Yea||OH 3rd||R||Schenck, Robert|
|Yea||PA 19th||R||Scofield, Glenni|
|Yea||OH 7th||R||Shellabarger, Samuel|
|Yea||OH 18th||R||Spalding, Rufus|
|Yea||NJ 1st||R||Starr, John|
|Yea||PA 9th||R||Stevens, Thaddeus|
|Yea||PA 5th||R||Thayer, Martin|
|Yea||MI 5th||R||Trowbridge, Rowland|
|Yea||MI 2nd||R||Upson, Charles|
|Yea||NY 31st||R||Van Aernam, Henry|
|Yea||NY 29th||R||Van Horn, Burt|
|Yea||MO 6th||R||Van Horn, Robert|
|Yea||NY 27th||R||Ward, Hamilton|
|Yea||IN 7th||R||Washburn, Henry|
|Yea||MA 9th||R||Washburn, William Barrett|
|Yea||IL 3rd||R||Washburne, Elihu|
|Yea||OH 14th||R||Welker, Martin|
|Yea||IL 1st||R||Wentworth, John|
|Yea||IA 1st||R||Wilson, James Falconer|
|Yea||PA 18th||R||Wilson, Stephen|
|Yea||MN 1st||R||Windom, William|
|Yea||VT 1st||R||Woodbridge, Frederick|
|Yea||WV 1st||Unconditional Unionist||Hubbard, Chester|
|Yea||KY 9th||Unconditional Unionist||McKee, Samuel|
|Yea||MD 4th||Unconditional Unionist||Thomas, Francis|
|Yea||MD 2nd||Unconditional Unionist||Thomas, John Lewis|
|Nay||PA 8th||D||Ancona, Sydenham|
|Nay||NY 2nd||D||Bergen, Teunis|
|Nay||PA 6th||D||Boyer, Benjamin|
|Nay||PA 16th||D||Coffroth, Alexander|
|Nay||PA 21st||D||Dawson, John Littleton|
|Nay||PA 12th||D||Denison, Charles|
|Nay||WI 4th||D||Eldredge, Charles|
|Nay||OH 12th||D||Finck, William|
|Nay||PA 15th||D||Glossbrenner, Adam|
|Nay||KY 4th||D||Harding, Aaron|
|Nay||MD 5th||D||Harris, Benjamin Gwinn|
|Nay||MO 1st||D||Hogan, John|
|Nay||NY 13th||D||Hubbell, Edwin|
|Nay||NY 30th||D||Humphrey, James Morgan|
|Nay||OH 5th||D||Le Blond, Francis|
|Nay||IL 11th||D||Marshall, Samuel|
|Nay||MD 1st||D||McCullough, Hiram|
|Nay||IN 1st||D||Niblack, William|
|Nay||DE||D||Nicholson, John Anthony|
|Nay||NY 10th||D||Radford, William|
|Nay||PA 1st||D||Randall, Samuel|
|Nay||KY 2nd||D||Ritter, Burwell|
|Nay||NJ 4th||D||Rogers, Andrew|
|Nay||IL 9th||D||Ross, Lewis|
|Nay||KY 7th||D||Shanklin, George|
|Nay||NJ 3rd||D||Sitgreaves, Charles|
|Nay||PA 10th||D||Strouse, Myer|
|Nay||NY 1st||D||Taber, Stephen|
|Nay||NY 5th||D||Taylor, Nelson|
|Nay||IL 10th||D||Thornton, Anthony|
|Nay||KY 1st||D||Trimble, Lawrence|
|Nay||NY 11th||D||Winfield, Charles|
|Nay||NJ 5th||D||Wright, Edwin|
|Nay||MO 3rd||R||Noell, Thomas|
|Nay||NY 6th||R||Raymond, Henry|
|Nay||WV 2nd||Unconditional Unionist||Latham, George|
|Nay||MD 3rd||Unconditional Unionist||Phelps, Charles|
|Nay||KY 8th||Unconditional Unionist||Randall, William Harrison|
|Nay||KY 5th||Unconditional Unionist||Rousseau, Lovell|
|Nay||KY 6th||Unconditional Unionist||Smith, Green|
|Nay||WV 3rd||Unconditional Unionist||Whaley, Kellian|
|No Vote||NY 7th||D||Chanler, John|
|No Vote||NY 14th||D||Goodyear, Charles|
|No Vote||KY 3rd||D||Grider, Henry|
|No Vote||PA 11th||D||Johnson, Philip|
|No Vote||NY 4th||D||Jones, Morgan|
|No Vote||IN 2nd||D||Kerr, Michael|
|No Vote||MA 2nd||R||Ames, Oakes|
|No Vote||MO 9th||R||Anderson, George Washington|
|No Vote||OH 16th||R||Bingham, John|
|No Vote||ME 3rd||R||Blaine, James|
|No Vote||MO 2nd||R||Blow, Henry|
|No Vote||PA 20th||R||Culver, Charles|
|No Vote||MI 6th||R||Driggs, John|
|No Vote||IN 6th||R||Dumont, Ebenezer|
|No Vote||NY 19th||R||Hubbard, Demas|
|No Vote||IN 5th||R||Julian, George|
|No Vote||IL 13th||R||Kuykendall, Andrew|
|No Vote||WI 2nd||R||Sloan, Ithamar|
|No Vote||IN 11th||R||Stilwell, Thomas|
|No Vote||CT 2nd||R||Warner, Samuel|
|No Vote||PA 23rd||R||Williams, Thomas|
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